Reports: New Orleans Saints, Alvin Kamara reach agreement on massive contract extension
Heading into the 2020 season, there were rumblings out of New Orleans that star RB Alvin Kamara had missed practices amid a contract dispute.
Though Kamara denied those rumors, the former Tennessee star did apparently reach a new agreement with the Saints ahead of Week 1.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Pro Football Talk, Kamara will sign a 5-year extension worth $75 million:
Saints are giving Alvin Kamara a five-year extension, tying him to New Orleans for six years, per source. https://t.co/EOUHobgKNl
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2020
Five-year extension for Saints and RB Alvin Kamara, per source. $75M in new money.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 12, 2020
Kamara is a do-it-all runner and pass catcher for the Saints. In 2019, he appeared in 14 games and was hampered by injuries, but he still ran for 797 yards and 5 touchdowns and added 533 yards and 1 touchdown as a receiver.
How will he fare in 2020? We’ll find out starting Sunday when the Saints play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.